Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law - Bill C-55, Statute c.47 and Beyond, Student Edition

Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Format::  Book, 2
ISBN:: 9780433453567


How Will Reforms Change the Law?

Canadian bankruptcy law faces a unique situation. Statute c.47 was enacted in late 2005 but has not yet come into force. The "2007 Amending Bill" now calls for substantial amendments to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, and Statute c.47.

What exactly do these proposed reforms mean? What influence can parliamentarians, practitioners, and academics exert during this "window period" to change Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency legislation?

Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law: Bill C-55, Statute c.47 and Beyondtackles these issues from a wide range of perspectives. Respected professors Stephanie Ben-Ishai and Anthony Duggan analyze the proposed reforms and related political concerns, together with:

David Baird
Tamara Buckwold
Ronald Davis
Alexandra Dostal
Steven Golick
John A. E. Pottow
Michael Rotsztain
Janis Sarra
Edward Sellars
Thomas Telfer
Roderick Wood
Jacob Ziegel

Thought-Provoking Questions to Encourage Dialogue

Each of the book's 15 chapters addresses a critical aspect of Canadian bankruptcy and reorganization law. Questions will spark debate on how current law and policy compare with developments in other countries, and whether existing proposals for reform actually meet Canada's economic needs.

An Insightful Collection For:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Partly Performed Contracts
Chapter 3: Derivatives and the CCAA
Chapter 4: Labour Issues
Chapter 5: Priorities
Chapter 6: Voidable Preferences
Chapter 7: Gifts and Transfers at Undervalue
Chapter 8: Judicial Discretion
Chapter 9: Debtor-In-Possession Financing
Chapter 10: Corporate Governance


General Editors: Stephanie Ben-Ishai and Anthony Duggan

Stephanie Ben-Ishai is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. She has published widely and given numerous Canadian and international conference presentations on all aspects of business and personal bankruptcy, corporate governance, and commercial law. Before entering academia, Professor Ben-Ishai practised with the Insolvency and Restructuring Group at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP. She is past winner of the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence for her graduate work at Harvard Law School.


Anthony Duggan LL.B., LL.M., holds the Hon. Frank H. Iacobucci Chair in the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He has doctoral and undergraduate degrees in law from Melbourne, and a master's degree in law from Toronto. He is also a Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne. His teaching and research interests include secured transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency law, and equity and trusts.

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